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BABY SHOWER PICS: Gray/White/Orange

A few snapshots from my weekend hostess gig

Happy Monday! Did you have a busy weekend? I had family in town, hosted that baby shower for my sister-in-law, and got in a photo shoot on Balboa Island with my daughter and parents. Too much fun for one weekend, and of course I am feeling it today!
But I was able to snap a few shots of the baby shower decorations before all the guests started to arrive, food was put out, and my hosting duties went into full effect. Because it was a small affair — all close family –  I didn’t go too crazy with the décor, but did do a few festive things to spice up the party, all easily replicable and very affordable…

Remember their sweet nursery scheme? Great inspiration for the party décor and invitation.

Completely in love with the way the cupcakes centerpiece came out. I heart Etsy!

Set up a Mimosa bar in the back, complete with OJ, grapefruit and blood orange juices in these $5 glass carafes.

Earl Grey and Salted Caramel French macaron party favors: yum-may!
(Loved my mom’s idea to trim the bags in the shape of fish tails!)

A “fishbowl” of favors!
(This was a last minute idea, but would’ve been super cute with a bowl that looked like an actual fishbowl!)

Budget buy: instead of buying expensive cut flowers, I got a few potted mums to cut myself.

An easy DIY: I made the striped tablecloth with two vinyl tablecloths, scissors and double-stick tape!

[ sources ]
Fish onesie cupcake flags & favor tags: Amy Dot Designs (Etsy)
Gray/white cupcake wrappers: Olivia’s Paper Shoppe (Etsy)
Tissue paper poufs: Shop Sweet Lulu
Gray polka dot cocktail napkins: Target
French macaron favors: Merely Sweets
Glass carafes: Cost Plus World Market
Invitation: me

But the bottom line is, we all had a really nice time together. Low stress, little mess = success!

Hope your weeks gets off to a great start!

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